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Location : High Altitudes in Himalayas
Largest Lake : Bhim Tal
Pilgrim Lakes : Hemkund Sahib, Devaria Tal
Other Lakes : Sat Tal, Dodi Tal

Bhim Tal in Uttaranchal
Largest Lake in Uttaranchal - Bhim Tal

Bhimtal Lake : Location – 23 km from Nainital.
Altitude – 1200 meters.
Best Time – April-July and September-October.
Attractions – Victorian Dam, Terraced Gardens, Museum of Folk Culture, Bhimkeshwar Temple, Island in the Centre of the Lake, Boat Cruise.
Devaria Tal : Location – 64 km from Kedarnath.
Altitude – 2,430 meters.
Best Time – June to September.
Attractions – Trekking, Great Views, Birding and Angling.
Dodi Tal : Location – Agoda in Uttaranchal.
Altitude – 3,307 meters.
Best Time – Throughout the Year Except During Snow Fall (December - January).
Attractions – Trekking, Forest Rest House, Log Cabin, Angling, Birding.
Must Visit : Sahastra Tal – Having Some of the Most Scenic glaciers - Jogin Group, Kirti Stambh and Meru Glacier.
Hemkund Sahib : Location – 5 km from Ghangaria.
Altitude – 4,572 meters.
Best Time – July to October.
Attractions – Trekking, Gurudwara.
Sat Tal : Location – 23 kms from Nainital.
Altitude – 1370 meters.
Best Time – March or April or September to November.
Attractions – Cluster of Seven Lakes, Beautiful Locations.
Must Enjoy : Boating in Bhim Tal and Enjoy the Scenic Landscape.
Kedar Tal : Location – 18 kms from Gangotri.
Altitude – 4425 metres.
Best Time – June to October.
Attractions – Fauna Attractions, Trekking.
Nachiket Tal : Location – 29 km from Uttarkashi.
Altitude – 2310 metres.
Best Time – Any Time of the Year.
Attractions – Trekking, Temple.
Trekking Delight : 8 km long and Steep Trek from Ukhimath to Devaria Tal.
Agoda to Dodi Tal, Kalyani to Dodi Tal.
Govind Ghat to Govind Dham or Ghangharia – 12 km Trek Takes 4 to 8 hours.
Govind Dham to Hemkund sahib- 6 km of Walk Require 3-5 hours.
Kedar Tal to Thalaiyasagar, Jogin and Bhrigupanth. 3
kms Trek From Chaurangi-Khal to Kedar Tal.
Badrinath from Satopnath Lake – 3 Days.
Satopnath Lake : Location – 25 kms from Badrinath.
Altitude – 14, 300 feet.
Best Time – June to October.
Attractions – Trekking, Historical Caves.
Inside Tip : Many Lakes in Uttaranchal Options of Angling for Trouts, But Prior Permit is Required.

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Lakes in Uttaranchal – The Sprawling Ornaments of Uttaranchal

Uttaranchal is also known as the land of lakes and waterfalls. This state is full of scenic beauty and hence lakes becomes one of the prime attraction, that is promoted by Uttaranchal tourism. Due to its location on the foothills of Himalayas, Uttaranchal is in possession of some ice fed glaciers that have accumulated themselves to form the most wonderful being – Lakes. Take up Uttaranchal tours and see th famous Devaria Tal, Dodi Tal and Kedar Tal.

Satopanth Lake in Uttaranchal
The Triangular Shaped Holy Satopanth Lake

Uttaranchal Lakes – The Names to Look Out For

Uttaranchal holidays are incomplete if the travellers does not take up exclusive lake tours and get acquainted with the water world of Uttaranchal. One must see the Dodi tal lake that can be reached conveniently by taking up treks from Kalyani. The main attraction of this lake lies in the options of birding around the placid lakes and trekking from Hanuman Chatti and Yamunotri from Dodi Tal. There are options of Forest Rest House and a Log Cabin where tourists can enjoy some ideal time.
In close vicinity of Nainital, there is Bhim Tal that is also one of the popular tourist spots in Uttaranchal. A peaceful sojourn is what this lake is all about. This is the largest lake in Uttaranchal and is known for its Victorian Dam, terraced gardens, Museum of Folk Culture and Bhimkeshwar temple. Boating is possible and tourists can enjoy eating at the restaurant that is located on an island built between the lake.
Devaria Tal is more of a pilgrimage lake. A great place of birding and angling, one can enjoy 8 kms trek route from Ukhimath to Devaria tal. The strenuous trek is sure to delight the adventurers who will cross some beautiful valleys and forests. At a distance of 64 km from Kedarnath, Devaria Tal is an important religious place, where pilgrims travel throughout the year.

Other important lakes in Uttaranchal comprise Sat Tal, which is a cluster of seven lakes. Then there is Sahastra Tal that has exciting adventure options of trekking and attractions of glaciers. Another lake that has difficult and enticing trekking routes is Satopnath lake. Nachiket Tal is the lake that still remains undiscovered and thus has virgin landscape beauty of Uttaranchal.

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Top 5 Reasons To See Lakes

Lake in Uttaranchal

Major Uttaranchal Attractions - Lakes
Taking to fame, are the lakes of Uttaranchal, that are an inevitable part of the state. Lying on the foothills of Uttaranchal, these popular lakes have options of adventure around them, temple attractions and the abundant scenic ambiance to drool you over.

Trekking Delectation Around the Lakes
Due to the high altitude at which these lakes are located, reaching almost all these lakes involves trekking. Having some mild to strenuous trek routes you cannot miss hiking up to the Dodi Tal lake that promises the tourists with exceptional attractions.

Holy Lakes in Uttaranchal
If you thought lakes were meant only for holidays then you were in for a mistake. Travel to Uttaranchal that has many lakes that are considered holy and are flocked by the tourists all the year round. Come to Devaria Tal and Hemkund Sahib Tal to see various legends that still survive in the rituals performed by the people.

Visit the Cluster of Seven Lakes – Sat Tal
A perfect blend of nature is the confluence of seven lakes that come together to form the Sat Tal. Located at an ideal distance from Delhi, the best thing to enjoy near this lake is the various migratory birds that come here during the winter months.

Peaceful Holidaying in Uttaranchal
All those who seek some serene holiday in the state, take up lake tours of Uttaranchal. Having some of the most famous lake attractions in Uttaranchal and located at great heights away from the city, these lakes are the best place for those looking for idyllic resort in foothills of Himalayas.

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